We are so pleased to announce that the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO) has appointed our founder, Debbie Rosemont, as the BCPO Director of Professional Practices. Debbie will serve in this capacity for a three-year term, effective May 15, 2017.
In this role, Debbie will help ensure that the CPO designation will be used ethically and with integrity by those who are officially certified and maintain certification. As a volunteer, she is proud to give back to the organization while working to uphold the professionalism of the industry.
The CPO Designation
The CPO® credential identifies professional organizers who’ve documented a specific number of paid hours that include transferring organizing skills to the client, and passed the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO®) examination. The credential provides the organizing and productivity industry a way to elevate its professional standards.
Candidates must complete 1,500 hours of paid client work during three years prior to applying for the certification exam. These work hours may include, but are not limited to: on-site organizing, coaching, consulting, training, virtual organizing, interactive workshops, and speaking engagements, which, through client collaboration, transfers, teaches, or demonstrates organizing skills. Recertification is required every three years.
Debbie first earned her CPO® designation in 2007 when the designation became available. She has recertified ever since. Debbie is one of only nine CPO’s in the state of Washington and one of 342, total. She is also an active member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO®). NAPO has a membership of approximately 4,000 organizing and productivity professionals dedicated to helping people and organizations bring order and efficiency to their lives.